The calendar below provides information on the course's lecture (L), recitation (R), and quiz (Q) sessions.

Ses # Topics Key Dates
R1 Basic MOSFET Description

Video: Silicon Run I (The 200 mm Era)
L1 Overview of 6.012
R2 WebLab Tutorial

Review of Electrostatics
Homework 1 out
L2 Introduction to Semiconductors: Electrons and Holes, Donors and Acceptors
R3 Examples of Carrier Statistics
L3 Carrier Transport: Drift and Diffusion
R4 Examples of Drift (Integrated Resistor, Resistor Design), Diffusion Homework 1 due

Homework 2 out
L4 Electrostatics in Semiconductors

The "60 mV Rule"
R5 Examples of QN Situation in Thermal Equilibrium
L5 p-n Junction Electrostatics in Thermal Equilibrium
R6 Examples of Electrostatics of p-n Junction in Thermal Equilibrium Homework 2 due

Homework 3 out
L6 p-n Junction Electrostatics under Bias, Depletion Capacitance
R7 Examples of p-n Junction under Bias, Depletion Capacitance
L7 MOS Electrostatics at 0 V
R8 Examples of Electrostatics of MOS at 0 V Homework 3 due

Homework 4 out
L8 MOS Electrostatics under Bias, MOS Capacitance
R9 Examples of MOS under Bias, C-V Characteristics
L9 MOSFET: I-V Characteristics (Qualitative, Linear)
R10 Examples of MOSFET: I-V Characteristics Homework 4 due
L10 MOSFET: I-V Characteristics (Saturation, Back Bias)
Q1 Quiz 1 (Covering Lectures 1-9)
R11 More Examples of MOSFET: I-V Characteristics Homework 5 out
L11 MOSFET Equivalent Circuit Models
R12 Examples of MOSFET Equivalent Circuit Models including SPICE Model
Digital Circuits
L12 Logic Concepts

Inverter Characteristics

NMOS Inverter
R13 Inverter Examples Homework 5 due

Homework 6 out
L13 CMOS Inverter

Transfer Characteristics
R14 More Inverter Examples
L14 CMOS Inverter (cont.)


CMOS Scaling, VLSI
R15 Dynamic Power of CMOS Inverter Homework 6 due

Homework 7 out
Bipolar Transistor
L15 p-n Junction Diode I-V Characteristics
R16 Examples of p-n Junction Diode I-V Characteristics
L16 p-n Junction Equivalent Circuit Models, Charge Storage, Diffusion Capacitance
R17 Examples of p-n Diode Equivalent Circuit Models Homework 7 due

Homework 8 out
L17 BJT Electrostatics, Forward Active Regime
R18 Examples of BJT in Forward Active Regime
L18 Other Regimes of Operation of BJT

Equivalent Circuit Models
Homework 8 due
Analog Circuits
L19 Single-stage Amplifiers

Common-source Amplifier Stage
Homework 9 out
Q2 Quiz 2
L20 Other MOSFET Amplifier Stages
R19 BJT Single-stage Amplifiers Design project out
L21 Multistage Amplifiers
R20 Examples of Multistage Amplifiers

Cascode Amplifier
L22 Current Sources and Sinks
R21 Cascode Current Source Homework 9 due
L23 Frequency Response of Common-source Amplifier
R22 Discussion on Design Project Homework 10 out (optional)
L24 Miller Effect, Open-circuit Time Constant Technique
R23 Examples of Open-circuit Time Constant Technique (Common-emitter Stage)
L25 Frequency Response of other Amplifier Stages
R24 Frequency Response of Cascode Stage Design project due
L26 6.012 Wrap-up: Key Conclusions
R25 6.012 Wrap-up
Final Exam